I found this artwork by an American (I could not find the original link or artists name) and instantly thought it would make a lovely tribute piece with a cannabis twist. The original is
for planting a vegetable garden -as seen below... imagine if every American who still had a garden planted a vegetable garden! & Canadian!
I was thinking about the poster as I painted "Every Garden a Munition Plant", planting gardens was turned into Munition - war. The hat- I'm not sure aboot (not a type O" I'm told Canadians say 'Aboot." hee hee. I loved all else about her- her glance, dress and attitude. Doing what needs to be done for her country & family!
American women are strong! They are protective moms like every other mom on the planet.
If only Americans would take the same stance with cannabis- everyone grow your own, If we can't get people to grow their own food- they won't grow their own medicine. Luckily there will be many choices for them in the future..
Near future - I don't think so- unless you are medical patient- you'll still struggle.
I predict from all I was reading at least another 7 years of this mass media- reefer lingering madness, where people will still be persecuted for a plant in the USA.
Canada - it's over. I can feel it. Thank GOD! Thank You Justin Trudeau & Family .
I overheard a woman telling another today- 'her knee is really bad and Tylenol, Aleeve - nothing is helping only making her feel sick - OF course I piped up:
Why not ask your Dr. for cannabis?
She looked at me eyes wide and said "I wish I could get a prescription- I know cannabis helps" - I replied: DEMAND IT.
DEMAND it. Go to your Dr. if you are legitimately suffering (and they know if you are) and DEMAND IT if you feel it is better for you - this time next year it will be legal and Dr.s should be providing PAIN RELIEF. Perhaps more Americans should demand it.
My gosh you're not A CRIMINAL because you want pain relief- Criminals are the ones WHO force you to take something against your wishes- NOT good for you - in order for profit. That is all it is. As soon as Dr.s make money off of cannabis like all OTHER prescriptions, and why not- they are a business like everyone else... they will l change their tune- they had better or they will miss the canna boat.
Cannabis is proven for numerous ailments and I can attest to PAIN being one of them. I have witnessed now for over 10 years how it has helped our son, and I also use it for pain and frustration. It was not as accepted in Orange County- I didn't feel as comfortable - there were kids on both sides of the house... I didn't medicate enough. I felt more at peace but this' is persistent .
My seed planter is a little tired in her appearance- she has bigger issues than vegetables to think about. Ending the war on each other - not drugs.
We all have other more pressing issues to focus on - How about those vegetable gardens!? Hunger is a problem & a better reason yet - MEAT is a bigger problem on many levels so: VEGE UP AMERICA! Plant & raise a seed of awareness if nothing else - help end the insanity. You deserve to be happy, healthy & wealthy - you work hard don't you?
Sow the seeds of Victory - Today they would be HEMP seeds and Cananbis seeds.
& lets change it to 'Every Garden a Nutritious Plant.' ?
It's a start for peace. Plants & people..
God provided every seed for everyone- Genesis 1:11.. What is there to be confused about?
YOU ARE NOT criminals for wanting to be happy, Healthy & Wealthy.
It's the American Dream. after all.
California is one of the most beautiful places visual I've ever been - the weather - I'm missing it already on this chilly rainy day! - lol At least I had a bit of a break. I am thankful.
Poppy is sleeping still - jet lag big time. Above all else, I was taken back with the plant life! If you are inspired by plants they are everywhere and in all colors, shapes, sizes & succulents galore! There were so many I did not know what to paint.
The trees made me SMILE!I must have looked a big squirrley myself, standing at he base hugging, feeling and looking up into the magnificent trunks. Leaves I've never seen, touched and even tasted - it would be a reason I will say to many "Go see California!" I'm told it's like this YEAR round. Everyone would agree the plant life is something to see.
Sadly- literally the afternoon before I left a woman told me about Crown Valley botanical garden! GO see it if you get to Orange County & tell me what it was like.
Everyday was an adventure on our walk! I carried something back with me each time- to paint, smell and explore... I wished I could start my own collection of seed pods - tiny alien cases waiting to let loose new life & blooms. Colors which would stimulate until I leaned in for a smell and in most cases the thoughts of heaven came to mind.. this must be what it would smell like. I picked a tiny bloom and tossed it in my purse only to be reminded when the entire room smelled of it later. Below are a few of my favourite photos some I am painting and adding into other works.
As an artist there is nothing like your own custom reference library for in what is in my own mind 'my next perfect composition.' Going to California for these photos, experiencing it first hand was a dream come true. Follow your dreams!
I made a promise - as I am blessed I''ll continue to say 'Yes' to adventure!
Be it in on a plane or in a new plant discovery.
Time to paint! It makes me feel warm just thinking about it.
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
- Thich Nhat Hanh -
I read the L.A. Times while away and enjoyed it better than the sun- it wasn't as negative - even tho it was full of Trump. Informative, yes liberal and it educated me on issues as a Canadian in particular, I had no idea of the extent some are facing in the USA.. living in FEAR - not of ISIS or terrorism but of deportation - JAIL before deportation. $$ before proven innocent. OTHER people (is simply what they are) who want a better life and many who have lived in the USA for decades, contributing in every way, paying taxes, working hard, raising kids & sending them through school and more- now live in fear of waking up one day to find police stalking their home to arrest them and take them from their family- WHAT have they done wrong exactly?? WHO did they physically hurt? NO ONE.
It's messed up and I was grateful I grew up in Toronto instead of California because I don't ever want to think' like many of them do. Read what inspired this cartoon: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-immigrants-running-road-sign-20170614-htmlstory.html As I thought of all those STRUCK by vehicles - children.. why? Because they are suffering and want "the American dream", which we all wanted for a while. I did! As a kid- I couldn't wait to go to the USA! I still can't wait but my last trip as fun as it was, everything for a reason - was a rude awakening on several issues.
I'm sure I might anger some but I felt like I walked into the StepfordFamily reality show. I can't believe how rude many all appear, at the grocery store they are never polite or smile or even acknowledge the cashiers. It was like a giant community of 'stuck up' - 'I'm better than the rest' attitudes. You can feel the hatred. I could and at times I could feel my heart ache... I'd think it was 'just me' and I'd meet another person who would reaffirm. One man literally said to me:
"when they meet each other here they shouldn't say - hello what's your name? They should say- what's your income?.. and then they'd might go (He animatedly thew out his hand to shake) Oh, hello' upon hearing a higher $$$ income!
Amazed I said "YES! Thank you!" it was exactly how I felt as well - oh and btw.. he was the ONLY black man I saw during my stay *with the exception of one day at a more 'touristy place' I saw a couple of black famalies - I thank them secretly for helping me 'feel normal, comfortable, a Canadian raised in Toronto normal - Thank God.
Is this how you want to be seen OC? Because you are.
Unlike your outer beauty your inner is not attractive. It's NOT just me.
In conclusion, I guess I do love the not so friendly OC people the most for they must be suffering the most - or they would not treat others the way they do. It is such a stunning state! I know it would be reflected more by the people if everyone was not walking around so angry at others, pay attention to what your little ones are witnessing.
Who put borders where they are? God?
I doubt it. Is this what you teach your children?
I am glad these signs are diminishing along with the attitudes.
Well, I believe Poppy & I had our last Beach visit.. I hope not.
As I sit here already part of me does not want to go home & I'll tell you Poppy agrees.
I really was not sure how she'd adjust but she has - I think she is enjoying this heat more than I! Not to mention she has altered her tastes for the vegetarian fare we've been experiencing and appears to enjoy some of these Faux Sausages. lol
I've had my caloric intake discussed in great deal- I'm eating more and feeling better.
Over all I AM physically feeling better. Is it the air? Sun & sand what? I know why I was to come to California.
It's a combination of several things, having poppy here with me has been a blessing- I'd have worried about her at home. She has this thing when I lie down at the beach- she jumps up - sits on me and surveys the area- don't come near or she will bark - if she gets viscous - watch out, you might lose a fingernail! She is an ultra protector, watchdog & friend.
who LOVES me unconditionally.. Good with the Bad.
GOOD! Cause we all got a little bit of good with our bad. Many of us, anyhow.
I'm not perfect. < I thought I'd add that for any that might think I am. ;) teehee
I like a little bit of bad.. it's good. Keeps us on our toes , adds excitement etc.
What is not bad is sitting on this beach- all alone- deep in thought.
Never have I been more sure of what direction I am to go.
Thank you California for several lessons learned.
Some serious cannabis art coming SOON - #Californiainspired - you bet!
OH My Gouache- I saw the hardest working guys today and they were very nice and explained my palm tree questions! & it's hot! Give thanks these guys offer this service.
Georgia... On My Mind.